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Word Myths by David Wilton
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Jan 11, 12

bookshelves: e-book, nonfiction, 2012, kindle-lendable
Read on January 11, 2012

A little dry, but fun nonetheless.

There is more debunking incorrect etymologies than proving true ones, but that is to be expected from the title and description.

It seems a bit dry for a book aimed at the laity but not nearly scholarly enough for something aimed at a professional audience. But it does contain citations, which is refreshing since they're often left out for "pop culture" type books.
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